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Johann Sebastian Bach Quotes & Sayings

Enjoy the top 35 famous quotes, sayings and quotations by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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A Composition on the Piano — Johann Sebastian Bach

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Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the soul's refreshment; where this is not remembered there is no real music but only a devilish hubbub. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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On one of those rare occasions when Bach appraised his own life's work, he remarked: I worked hard. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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You just have to press the right keys and the right pedals at the right time and the music plays itself. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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Ceaseless work, analysis, reflection, writing much, endless self-correction, that is my secret. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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The aim and final reason of all music should be none else but the glory of God and refreshing the soul. Where this is not observed there will be no music, but only a devilish hubbub. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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My present post amounts to about 700 thaler, and when there are rather more funerals than usual, the fees rise in proportion; but when a healthy wind blows, they fall accordingly ... — Johann Sebastian Bach

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Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine! — Johann Sebastian Bach

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Old concept: Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener. New concept: Love is not blind - it simply enables one to see things others fail to see. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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On land, on sea, at home abroad, I smoke my pipe and worship God. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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Without my morning coffee I'm just like a dried up piece of roast goat. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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Harmony is next to Godliness — Johann Sebastian Bach

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I was a microscopic life-form, infinitely large, stumbled backstage of its playhouse, caught a nanosecond glance of its own reality and nearly vaporized in shock. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed ... equally well. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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It is the special province of music to move the heart. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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I have always kept one end in view, namely ... to conduct a well-regulated church music to the honour of God. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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God's gift to his sorrowing creatures is a joy worthy of their destiny. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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I was made to work. If you are equally industrious, you will be equally successful. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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The most stupendous miracle in all music. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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Face to the reality. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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Music's only purpose should be for the glory of God and the recreation
of the human spirit. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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It cannot remain unmentioned that so many poorly equipped boys, and boys who have no talent at all for music, have been accepted into the school to date that the quality of music has necessarily declined and deteriorated. And those who do bring a few precepts with them when they come to school are not ready to be used immediately. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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Like all music, the figured bass should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the recreation of the soul; where this is not kept in mind there is no true music, but only an infernal clamour and ranting. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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The final aim and reason of all music is nothing other than the glorification of God and the refreshment of the spirit. — Johann Sebastian Bach

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Bring me coffee before I turn into a goat! — Johann Sebastian Bach

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I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results. — Johann Sebastian Bach